Jeep Issues Park-Outside Warning for 2014-2016 Cherokee
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US has issued a recall and a park-outside warning for owners of 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee models. According to the recall notice published on NHTSA's website this morning, an electrical short in the power liftgate module poses a fire risk with the ignition on or off. Until a fix is performed, FCA US urges owners of potentially affected vehicles to park outside and away from any structures.
Per the Safety Recall Report, FCA US believes that of the 132,099 recalled, potentially one percent are affected. The automaker began investigating reports of Cherokee cargo-compartment fires last January and said that as of last month, no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this issue. Owners of affected vehicles will be issued a notice in the mail on June 30th, and a fix is still in development for the issue.
FCA previously issued two recalls for the Cherokee's power liftgate module in 2015 as water could get into the system and cause a short. This new recall supersedes those two recalls, meaning that if you own a Cherokee that's had a power-liftgate recall performed already, you have to get your car fixed again.
Cherokees built after September 9, 2015 are not affected by the recall. Stellantis recently ended production of the KL-generation Cherokee, and the model was not replaced.
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